Coordination and representation
- Develop relationship with a range of Key stakeholders including OPM, UN Agencies, Local Governments and Private Sector.
- Representation of DRC and active participation in the local WASH Sector and relevant sub‐sectors/working groups.
- Maintain/establish rapport with government authorities, UN agencies, international and local NGOs as required.
- Ensure coordination and close working environment with other sectors of DRC.
- Coordinate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WASH related projects in South West.
- Work in active coordination with other sectors in Kyaka II and similar activities in South West-if required.
- Ensure regular WASH sector staff meetings in (Kyaka II).
- Actively participate in internal coordination meeting in Kyaka II and other locations of South West when needed.
Project development, implementation and reporting
- Provide leadership to the WASH Sector in Kyaka II.
- Responsible for the development of concept notes, project plans, budgets and funding proposals
- Undertake gap analysis in the areas of WASH and contribute in the development of new thematic areas according to the analysis.
- Responsible for the efficient and effective program implementation of all WASH projects within the given time frame, budget and quality standards.
- Contribute to the development of DRC strategy in areas of WASH.
- Participate and ensure quality and technical standards of the capacity building trainings, activities at all levels.
- Develop a monitoring scheme, which include performance and impact indicators.
- Develop data base system and data collection tools and ensure quality data collection, data entry and undertake analysis and produce reports.
- Ensure that a common strategy, approach and tools are developed for all WASH components in South West.
- Contribute to the development of advocacy points based on assessment of situations and risks.
- Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, donor and other reports in the areas of WASH
Staff development and management
- Supervise WASH officers in Kyaka II and provide technical follow up and support to WASH staff in South West-when required.
- Develop staff performance measurement and targets and appraise them based on the set targets and contribute to technical appraisal of WASH officers in Kyaka II.
- Conduct training needs assessments of all WASH staff and make recommendations.
- Conduct periodic field visits to support field staffs through technical back stopping and to train duty bearers.
- Uphold DRC’s code of conduct and principles of accountability.
- Responsible for grants management of all WASH projects in Kyaka II and projects with shared funding in South West
- Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups of Kyaka II projects and shared funding projects in South West.
- Liaise with DRC Administration, Logistics, Finance departments and the Program/Project Manager/Head of Office to ensure smooth operation of the field offices.
- In collaboration with the Program/Project Manager, review the activity and related financial reports.
- Ensure timely procurements for the sector according to the procurement plan.
- Ensure procurements for the sector are done within acceptable price, quality and technical qualities for the deliveries.
The WASH Coordinator reports to Area Manager.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Environment Health Science, Water Engineering or WASH related course from recognized institution with more than 5 years work experience in a similar role.
- Or Masters of Science with at least 3 years of work experience in a similar role.
- Documented skills in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
- Thorough knowledge of WASH national and international standards.
- Strong competence in English literacy.
- Proven skills in computer programs (Word, Excel, and statistical packages).
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent skills in report writing and meeting deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to work in emergency and conflict areas.
- Proven experience in effective coordination and creating working relations with the other team members and other stakeholders.
- Proven commitment to accountable practices.
- Knowledge of working in challenging environments.
- Proven ability to manage large varied workloads and deal constructively with stress and periods with long hours.
- Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision
- Proactive, stable and robust character and a good team player.
- Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.